6-1050

RIC VI, AQUILEIA [after 86b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [G]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSNOBCAES [CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., helm., cuir., r. pointing spear downwards, l. holding two spears and shield [G].

REVERSE

VIRTVSAV-GGETCAESSNN [VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS NN]; prince, with shield on l. arm, galloping r., and spearing kneeling foeman; second foeman prostrate on ground. AQΓ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - G. Not attested for obv. legend 5a (p. 323). Note that these spears are probably minores subarmales often confused with plumbatae (see: Estiot, S., "Sine arcu sagittae : la représentation numismatique de plumbatae / mattiobarbuli aux IIIe-IVe siècles (279-307 de n. è.", Numismatische Zeitschrift 2008, no. 116/117; this type noted on. p. 192, no. 16). Listed in Paolucci & Zub (no. 217). Coin should be listed after AQUILEIA 86b.

NOTES

Weight 9.32 g. Sold on Triton I (lot 1684) in December 1977 for $1,600; sold on Aureo & Calicó auction "Imagines Imperatorum" (lot 335) in February 2012 for EUR 3,600 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski